VanKirk, Recreation Director
The City of Richmond's Parks and Recreation Department is overseen by a Recreation Board which consists of seven members, all appointed by the City Council. The Board is responsible for identifying and coordinating recreational needs in the Richmond area. The Recreation Board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at City Hall, 68225 Main Street at 7:15 p.m.
The Richmond Community Center located at 36164 Festival Drive, opened January 2005 and is a 3,000 sq. ft. building that includes a large community room that can divide into two meeting rooms, and a kitchen. The new community center will offer the senior population a wealth of activities and programs. When the center is not being utilized by senior programming youth and adult classes are available to the community.
The Richmond City Community Pool opens on Memorial Day each year and hosts a variety of activities including swim lessons, open swim, lap swim, water aerobics, and special age orientated events. Swim lessons are based on Resident and Non-Resident fees, and open swim costs are $2.50 per person. Family and individual passes may be purchased at City Hall. Open swim hours vary due to class times. For daily open swim information patrons may call the pool directly at 727-8888.
The City of Richmond's Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational activities for both children and adults, including Summer Concerts in the Park, Sand Volleyball and Roller Blade Leagues, Camp Richmond, Time for Tots, NFL Punt Pass and Kick Competition, March for the Parks, Senior Travel, Halloween Boo Bash, and Good Old Days Kids Games.
Beebe Street Memorial Park located at 69310 Beebe Street just off 32 Mile Road totals 28.5 acres of developed recreational facilities including: the new community center, outdoor community pool; Little League baseball diamonds; 1 enclosed roller hockey court; 1 skate park; 4 basketball courts; children's playground; 2 sand volleyball courts; picnic facilities including a gazebo and picnic pavilion, which may be rented for private use. Bring the family out to Beebe Park and enjoy the great outdoors and facilities. City Residents and Non-Residents may reserve the pavilion or gazebo for family reunions, birthday parties, etc. by calling the Recreation Department. Residents may make reservations as early as Jan. 2nd of the current year, and Non-residents may reserve the facilities on or after Feb. 2nd of the current year. The parks also host a Hike/Bike Trail which extends 8/10ths of a mile around the perimeter of the park. Winter time facilities include 2 lighted natural outdoor ice rinks.
Bailey Park across the street from Beebe Park, amenities include t-ball baseball diamond, a soccer area and tennis courts. Newly upgraded tennis courts will now allow league play within our City. The Historical Society has developed an area of the park which includes a historical school house and railroad depot and a log cabin.
Gierk Street Park located in the south-central area of the City is a one acre fenced in facility, which includes a community built playground dedicated to Nicholas Callahan, picnic tables and the Brian VanMeter Memorial bird sanctuary.
Call the parks and recreation department for more information on rentals and programs offered (586) 727-3064.
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